Cebuano, Leyteño brethren participate in separate tree planting activities


Date Posted: March 18, 2024

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On March 2, 2024, two environmental activities by Church Of Christ members were held in Borbon, Cebu and in Brgy. Magsaysay, Palompon, Leyte.

KADIWA and Binhi members in the Ecclesiastical District of Bogo City, Cebu, planted mangrove saplings while members of the Society of Communicators and Networkers International (SCAN) members in Magsaysay Congregation, Ecclesiastical District of Leyte West, planted coconut and banana trees.

Led by Brother Bryan Balceda, district Christian Family Organizations (CFO) overseer, brethren in Bogo City planted more than a thousand mangrove saplings at a mangrove forest along the coastal municipality of Borbon, 30-minute drive south from the district office in Bogo City, Cebu, Philippines

Among those who participated was Jesther Desoyo, a KADIWA officer in Bogo City Congregation. “I anticipated this event for it feels satisfying to hold activities for the welfare of our nature,” he expressed.

Glad to see her fellow youth brethren in such a worthwhile activity, Princess Mae Gigante, district KADIWA president, from Maño Congregation, shared, “This is one of the most memorable activities we had in the district. Through this planting activity, which is part of the INC Giving project launched by the Church Administration, we were able to show our concern for the environment.”

Brother Charlemagne Parilla, the resident ministerial worker of Magdolinog Congregation, also thanked “the KADIWA and Binhi brethren all over the district who came and participated in the activity. It only shows their dedication to being one with the Church Administration in taking care of the environment.”

Meanwhile in Magsaysay, Brother Gabby Macato, resident ministerial worker, led the SCAN members in the activity held in Magsaysay, Palompon, Leyte.

“Planting more coconut trees is a big help not just for the environment but also for our livelihood here in Brgy. Magsaysay,” expressed Porperio Ermac, a SCAN officer. “We hope that this will benefit our children and more generations to come,” he added.

On behalf of the congregation, Brother Macato stated, “We are so happy having been able to show our unity with the Church Administration while we express our concern for our surroundings.” — With reports from Esmeraldo Arrogante Jr. and Queendelle Boctoc of INC News Section